Power outages are affecting about 280,000 homes and businesses in the Panhandle and some 280,000 in Alabama.
Gulf Power is the main power utility for the Western Panhandle. A Gulf Power spokesman says customers should be prepared to do without electricity for three weeks or more.
Gulf Power customers may call 1-800-487-6937 to report power outages.
Also in Florida, Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative can be reached at 1-800-342-0990, Gulf Coast Electric Co-Op at 1-800-333-9392, and West Florida Electric Co-Op customers may call 1-800-342-7400.
In Alabama, Wiregrass Electric customers may call 1-800-239-4602 and to reach Alabama Electric, call 334-427-3000.
Choctawhatchee Electric Co-Op1-800-342-0990
Gulf Coast Electric Co-Op1-800-333-9392
West Florida Electric Co-Op1-800-342-7400
Wiregrass Electric Co-Op1-800-239-4602
Alabama Electric(334) 427-3268